Think that burgers can’t be part of a healthy diet? Guess again. Dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite for Health is a big fan of this protein-packed sirloin burger that only tastes like a decadent dinner. The burger and salad clock in well under 450 calories and offer nearly 30 grams of protein, making it a win-win dish for calorie-conscious folks who need to appropriately refuel their muscles after a strenuous evening workout.
For the sirloin burger:4 ounces ground sirloin (at least 90-percent lean)1 whole-wheat roll1 tablespoon mustard1 tablespoon ketchup2 leaves lettuce2 slices tomato
For the side salad:1 cup mixed greens1/2 tablespoon olive oil1/2 tablespoon vinegar